rMBP 13" Only one fan?

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  1. Burch, Mar 27, 2014
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    I was watching Netflix and I noticed that the fans were really loud, and they don't normally go that loud. So, I decided to download smcFanControl. I come to find out that my 13" rMBP only has 1 fan working, the right one. I thought that it might have been a bug on the application or some screw up, but I downloaded iStat Pro and it said the same thing. My question is, is this a defect with my rMBP or does the 13 inch only have one fan? I don't really think that Apple would have such a high end laptop only have one fan. So, what should I do? Thanks in advance!

    Here are some screenshots to show you:
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    http://imgur.com/U40YKol
     
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    The small size and cramped quarters of the enclosure means apple could only squeeze in a single fan.
     
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    It may only have 1 fan but it's a little workhorse. If ever my temps get up to higher than 75C I just put it on Medium (iStat) and they come right down to the 60's in a minute and I care barely hear it.
     
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    The fanboys always in defense of Apple. The last gen with the 35W CPU had two fans and it was basically the same size.
    They didn't because the 28W U chip is just very cool. It is an ultrabook chip and not the standard notebook 35W+ CPU that the 13" MBP had for so long.
     
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    Well, you can say that it's an normal laptop chip since it has better perf than the last year model which had an "-m" chip.
     
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    Wow. Was about to counter your post - but I'll be damned...they are using an ULV CPU in the Pro line now. Very disappointing. I wonder how long before this will be found in the 15".
    They are of different architectures, so not a good comparison for Mobile/ULV CPU.
     
  10. robE89, Mar 27, 2014
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    robE89 macrumors regular

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    rMBP 13" Only one fan?

    Its not an ulv chip...it's a low voltage chip, not the same thing :) and i don't see any ~25w ivy bridge chips, only 17w and 35w so dunno what to say. From what i've read there isnt any 35w chip with iris gpu so i guess apple went with a good cpu power and igpu balance :)
     
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    Ah. Too many changes. I'm getting too old to keep up. Thanks for the correction.
     

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